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UN Raises Hundreds of Millions in DR Congo Aid Dollars

The United Nations says it is pleased by the strong response to its appeal for life-saving aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo.  A special pledging conference in Geneva hopes to raise $1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance for 13 million Congolese subject to violence and displacement. Midway through the day-long conference, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock told journalists very good progress was being made toward the $1.7 billion funding goal for DR...

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